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Poster: stevieb123 Date: Aug 25, 2008 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good Intro to the 80s?

These are some of my favorites from the 1980's that I attended and that I have. All Great!
4-16-83 with steve stills
4-17-83 with steve stills
10-21-83 Awesome Scarlet Fire Phil is LOUD!!!
10-20-84 best Jack Straw ever
6-28-85 best back to back shows of 85
7-17-89 DVD of this show available, My only B-day Show!

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Poster: spacedface Date: Aug 25, 2008 4:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Good Intro to the 80s?

For me '85 represents because there were of a lot of shows, and it was before the coma and before MIDI.

Late June and October were probably better (follow the stars) but I like these too:
The set list makes sense to me, since it was a cultural war when 'superpowers' were serious about nuclear war. What grabbed me at the time was the experimental instruments invited for drums & space.
A mellow show but the 2nd set Morning Dew, China Doll, and Comes a Time had charm.
Spotty for me but Even with imperfections, and a Bobby rap, the 2nd set provides context for my alltime favorite drums & space, which was sorta scary and sadly lyrical but had a nice resolution.

If you like The Other One, this one has power:

BTW, thanks to someone on the recent post on "Clementine" here, which is a great intro to '68:

This post was modified by spacedface on 2008-08-25 23:02:42